Decreased emergence of emerald ash borer from ash treated with methyl jasmonate is associated with induction of general defense traits and the toxic phenolic compound verbascoside

@article{Whitehill2014DecreasedEO,
  title={Decreased emergence of emerald ash borer from ash treated with methyl jasmonate is associated with induction of general defense traits and the toxic phenolic compound verbascoside},
  author={Justin G. A. Whitehill and Chad M. Rigsby and Don F. Cipollini and Daniel A. Herms and Pierluigi Bonello},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2014},
  volume={176},
  pages={1047-1059}
}
The emerald ash borer (EAB; Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) is causing widespread mortality of ash (Fraxinus spp.) in North America. To date, no mechanisms of host resistance have been identified against this pest. Methyl jasmonate was applied to susceptible North American and resistant Asian ash species to determine if it can elicit induced responses in bark that enhance resistance to EAB. In particular, phenolic compounds, lignin, and defense-related proteins were quantified, and compounds… CONTINUE READING